The first annual Headwaters Poetry Festival kicks off this April at the Gunnison Arts Center. In coordination with Western State Colorado University’s Department of Communication Arts, Languages & Literature, we are excited to present an inspiring collection of readings, panel discussions and workshops. Visiting poets from the Western Slope include Wendy Videlock, Art Goodtimes, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Kyle Harvey along with local poets David Rothman, George Sibley, Alan Wartes, Toni Todd, Elizabyth Hiscox, Mark Todd and Douglas Jones. Enjoy hearing and learning from these acclaimed visiting poets as well as our very own local talent.
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2019, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs three programs: Professional Creative Writing, Arts & Culture Management, and Global Community Engagement.